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Explora is a new kind of learning place, providing real experiences with real things that put people’s learning in their own hands. Explora is part science center, part children’s museum, part free-choice school, part grandma’s attic, part grandpa’s garage, part laboratory, part neighborhood full of interesting people, and part of many people’s lives. Exhibits are designed to engage visitors of all ages.

Educational Programs, Store, Parties, and Rentals

Participate in our educational programs including Camps, Growing a Scientist™ , and programs for schools and Groups, including Field Trips and Outreach.

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Explora is located in Albuquerque's Old Town

Hours of operation

  • Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Explora is closed on January 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, 
    Thanksgiving, and December 25. We close early at 2 pm on December 24 and 31.

Admission to Explora

  • Explora Members: Free
  • Children (under age 1): Free
  • Children (ages 1-11): $4
  • Adults (ages 12-64): $8
  • Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5
  • Students or Military (with ID): $5
  • Groups: Reservations Required. Please visit our "Groups" page for more information.
  • If you require special assistance to enjoy Explora, please contact us before your next visit.

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Area Activities

Explora is located in the heart of Albuquerques historic Old Town district. A trip to Explora can be combined with a day of historic visits and shopping in Old Town. Several other museums are nearby: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. The Albuquerque Biopark (zoo, aquarium, botanic garden, Tingley Beach) is also close.


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